Breckinridge County

By Alex Matan
Maurice Lucas

PO Box 227

Hardinsburg, KY 40143

Phone: 270-756-2269

Fax: 270-756-2364


Web site:

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm CST

Fiscal Court Meeting: 2nd Monday, 9:00am CST & 4th Monday, 4:00pm CST

History: Breckinridge County was formed in 1800. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The Pennyrile region of Kentucky stretches from the Land Between the Lakes, in the west, across the state to the Pottsville Escarpment in the east. It is a Mississippian plateau with a large karst region that includes Mammoth Cave. The elevation in the county ranges from 383 to 920 feet above sea level. In 2010, the average population was 20,059 in a land area of 572 square miles. The county seat is Hardinsburg.

Breckinridge County Government Building